10 Best Budget-Friendly Family Resorts

You are not paying for extras at El Capitan. By bringing your own food and making use of the kitchenettes, and participating in the free activities offered, you'll save a bundle.

#7: Franklyn D. Resort

Located in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, Franklyn D. Resort is all-inclusive and is a favorite among young families. You'll have access to four restaurants, three pools and a great beach. With 77 suites (ranging in size from one- to three-bedroom) it's more intimate than most all-inclusives in the Caribbean. All suites have separate living and dining areas and kitchens.

What Makes It a Deal?

Two factors make this a great deal, especially for families with young children. First, it's all-inclusive, which often works out in your favor when traveling with kids. But more importantly, FDR's claim to fame is that it includes a personal nanny for each family for the duration of each family's stay. The nanny will (but does not need to) take charge of your kids every day from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. She will do everything from feeding and bathing them to escorting them around the property to scheduled activities. Without the nanny service, there isn't a lot to distinguish it from other all-inclusives in the area; but with it, it offers real appeal.

#8: Disney's Paradise Pier

The modest 48-room Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim is a quaint little spot within walking distance to Disneyland. The most affordable of the Disneyland hotels, it's also the smallest. It has a few key amenities, namely, a really cool rooftop pool with a waterslide and great views, and on-site character dining, which make it a great choice for families.

What Makes It a Deal?

You can't beat Paradise Pier's location and Disney touches for the price. Disney always offers little incentives to make ita properties more appealing than the others, such as park re-entry (the ability to scoot back to the hotel for meals or naps and then re-enter the park) and free transportation to and from the park. You'll also have access to a Disney movie room and in-room babysitting. (Disclaimer: Disney is the parent company of ABC News.)

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#9: Point Sebago Resort

Campy Point Sebago Resort is a great budget-friendly resort for families looking to get back to basics and spend some time close to nature. Located on Sebago Lake, southern Maine's largest lake, the resort covers 775 shorefront and wooded acres, and offers loads of activities for families at an affordable price.

What Makes It a Deal?

What's great about Point Sebago is that you have a wide variety of accommodation options; so you can decide for yourself how much or how little you want to spend. You'll have the option of everything from a tent or RV to a much-less-rustic park or vacation home. The resort also runs a terrific kids' program, which is free for all guests and provides tons of outdoor fun for children ages 3 and older. Families can also save money on food, as all lodging options include some kind of cooking facility, be it a campfire or fully equipped kitchen. Many families opt to cook their own meals, purchasing goods at the on-site general store. Those who prefer to be served can dine in the on-site Lakeview Restaurant.

#10: Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

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